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Members Of Church Of Ireland In West Cork Commemorate Centenaries Of Notorious Series Of Killings

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03:12 24 Apr 2022

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This week, members of the Church of Ireland in West Cork are commemorating the centenaries of a notorious series of killings.

The Bandon Valley massacre took place between the 26 and 28 of April 1922.

14 local boys and men, 13 of whom were Protestant, were shot dead over the course of those three days.

Their ages ranged from 16 to 82.

The killings took place during the period between the end of the War of Independence and the outbreak of the Civil War.

An estimated 100 Protestant families fled the region because they no longer felt safe after the attacks.

The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross, Dr Paul Colton will mark the centenaries by visiting the parishes most closely affected by the Massacre one hundred years ago.

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